Monday, February 11, 2008

On the Street..The Individualist, NYC


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  1. Jehanna

    February 11, 2008 at 9:12 am

    I like the scarf!

  2. Alice Olive

    February 11, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Wow, I love love love this! The colours, the dramatic flair/flip of grey captured by your camera and the big proportions of everything which make you notice how petite she is. Beautiful.

  3. Jo.

    February 11, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Definitely The Individualist. What a beautiful handbag…

  4. Anonymous

    February 11, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Heh. But surely in the backdrop there should be a cat among some pigeons?

    She looks like she’s enjoying herself, and the billow of the scarf/blanket is truly dramatic in contrast to all the tassels and dangles.

  5. Josie

    February 11, 2008 at 9:33 am

    the prada bag with a down town look, awesome! If i could afford that bag, id be all over it.

  6. Anonymous

    February 11, 2008 at 9:34 am

    I pose a qeustion:

    Do you think that this bag has too much of an ‘it’ status? Im wondering if its maybe a little ‘trendy’…..

  7. Anonymous

    February 11, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Thank you for your website. Real people are the real inspiration. Living in the VERY rural midwest my style and creativity has gone through a period of apathy. Your website is a breath of fresh air – a reminder, portal, and more importantly, motivation to get my groove back. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Anonymous

    February 11, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Looks like she raided her husband’s closet in their Montana cabin. She looks warm and happy. Scarf rules!


  9. theo

    February 11, 2008 at 11:26 am

    i really like her smile and at first i was like, ‘yuck this outfit is gross’ then i had a closer look and was like, ‘alright’ then i was like, ‘nah gross’ i mean, check out her gross pants with the zips at the bottom like a nerd and the sickening overly large jacket/shirt/vest combo. to me this outfit just seems to almost hit, but then misses.
    i really like the idea of wearing a cape though

  10. Holly

    February 11, 2008 at 11:30 am

    that scarf totally refresh the whole outfit!!

  11. Dulcinea

    February 11, 2008 at 11:35 am

    this woman is amazing.

  12. coral-lime

    February 11, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    I’m lived in Montana, and believe me, this is high class for M-T! I’m loving the boots and trousers! Good colors.

  13. Kim Cres

    February 11, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    I love how if you put your hand over one half of the picture, it looks like an entirely different outfit! Sort of shabby masculine on her right, and chic and whimsical on her left. Genius.

  14. Anonymous

    February 11, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    I love the movement of the scarf. It adds whimsy to the whole look.

  15. post-it up

    February 11, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    What a zip!!!

  16. Anonymous

    February 11, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Now this, THIS is style!

    Interesting that she is posted just above the example of FASHION not style. Nice contrast.

    The very possession of an “it” bag does not make it trendy, but what you wear it with. That is where one’s real personal style comes in.

    She is also very sexy because you notice her and not just each piece.

  17. Soleil Noir

    February 11, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Odd combination of clothes but it suits her. She somehow reminds me of the Lawrence of Arabia! Must be the cape/scarf and rugged boots.

  18. Anonymous

    February 11, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    sart, what a pic. I love this woman.

  19. susan

    February 11, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    i agree with theo… totally gross. the sweater/shirt combo is awkward, the pants are like diapers (that front zipper? ack!), the jacket is too long….

    the shoes, bag and hat are great though. i just think, when you get to the age of this women, you can’t be this sloppy and make it work, even if you DO have a great body, expensive accessories and a fabulous personality.

  20. Anonymous

    February 11, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    a great shot and great style. i agree with theo that it is hit and miss in as much as the big zip on her crotch reminds me of an appendage, and the coat is way too big, but for me it is a winner, because the subject is one of those few individuals who can make clothes come togehter well (even when they shouldnt).

    its interesting, its textured, its not ‘designer’ or fashion (i wouldnt have a clue who the bag was ‘designed’ by… does it matter???, theres always lots of comments like that on this blog: ‘where can i get/purchase that piece?’, ‘who is she wearing?’, yawn).

    this woman would make a floral frock and lavender cardy her own. i love it.

  21. Molly Mc C.

    February 11, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    so les miserables….

  22. Anonymous

    February 11, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    She is just amazing–I have seen (and collected) other photos of her….always unique, interesting and refreshing!


  23. superfantasticpicturetime

    February 11, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    cue the wind machine!

  24. Ms. Anna Mack

    February 11, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    what a gorgeous image! an individualist indeed.

  25. enc

    February 11, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Billowing beauty.

  26. Anonymous

    February 11, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    It’s not entirely there – zip on pants definitely a detraction – but I really like the proportions. In truth, it might simply be that I like your photography – great colours and diagonal with the scarf. Hmm…

  27. meli

    February 11, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    are those the pants that zip all the way to the back??? ismell those are coming back!
    so cheesy eighties, gotta love them if they did go all the way back.

  28. G

    February 12, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Everything is too oversized for me. It seems as if she has played dress up with her hubby’s wardrobe. Somewhere hiding in there is her body…

  29. Kendall

    February 12, 2008 at 12:35 am

    Everything is tied together so well. The jean length with the boots and Prada bag really speak of a collegiate western vibe along with the blazer.

  30. polina

    February 12, 2008 at 3:20 am

    to kim cres at 12.39pm – it’s such an exact remark!it’s really like this. very witty! and the look is super! with love from moscow!

  31. FreeOnBoard

    February 12, 2008 at 7:30 am

    Isn’t she Michela Gattermayer?!?!

  32. Anonymous

    February 12, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Somehow she knows what she’s doing (bag, shoes, scarf tell you as much), but even though I think the oversized jacket and whatever is going on underneath it make her look messy, I think she does it no purpose, to balance the outfit. Lots of little details she put in that were thought up. But I still think she’d look better more out together. But hey, maybe that’s why she’s such an individualist, she doesn’t want to be put together!


  33. Laguna Beach Trad

    February 12, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Nice photo, Sart. But really now, you’ve got to be joking, right? I am having a hard time believing this works on any conceivable level, IMVHO. The blanket around her shoulders makes her look like a little kid dressing up as a superhero. And why is she wearing a tea cosy on her head? Baffling.

  34. ISSART.

    February 12, 2008 at 10:36 pm


  35. Anonymous

    February 13, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Yes, freeonboard, she is Michela Gattermayer, the director of the italian fashion magazine “Velvet”. That long scarf looks dangeorus: anybody remember the tragic destiny of Isadora Duncan?
    better safe than fashion…

  36. Anonymous

    February 13, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Lose the hat and we have a deal!

  37. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 12:08 am

    I know how she feels…sometimes I feel this way too but without the leather pants. I love the way she seems to be showing us her true self. Life is too short.

  38. deborah

    February 14, 2008 at 4:00 am

    I love this portrait.

  39. Pistachio Of Liberty

    February 15, 2008 at 5:49 am

    This I love, because it works, but unlike some of the other great ensembles seen here, sit eems so intuitively and unselfconsciously put together.

    Maybe it’s just the look in her eye which conveys this to me, but I like a wearer who seems to be saying “Maybe it’s perfect, or maybe it isn’t, but my concern is really just the happiness in trying something, more than the score society gives me”. A kind of DIY spirit shows through.

  40. polyester junction

    February 17, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    One word. FIERCE! The hat, scarf, proportion of the jacket, the pants, the bag and above all, the man inspired shoes…or are they men’s shoes…whatever…IT’S ALL FIERCE! She’s workin’ it all!

  41. Sara

    February 18, 2008 at 12:18 am

    She Rocks. How many more well put together photos must we see. Simply put…she is different…and that is what works. Awwee to be fearless, not to have a care in the world of what the next person thinks. She’s dressing for herself. She loves those pants and that hat…that’s all that matters. To me she is a woman who romantizes the past and future. Meshing it so well together.

  42. JSBN

    February 19, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    LUVE IT.
    Great pieces put so well together!

  43. elaine trouard

    August 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    HAPPY FACE. This photo made me smile. Apparently this happy soul is enjoying her life’s journey. I think she would make a party sizzle. Pure joy! _She is wearing her clothes; not her clothes wearing her.

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